State and federal law requires that an institution conferring a liberal arts degree be accredited by an agency approved by both the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). LCC is seeking such accreditation in a manner that also protects our mission. LCC is on schedule to open in the Fall of 2025 and, upon submission of a satisfactory application, to be granted approval for conferring an A.A. degree to the first cohort of students in Spring 2027 and a B.A. degree to the first cohort of students in Spring 2029. The college also is actively developing articulation agreements with selected theological seminaries, law schools, and graduate programs to ensure that LCC graduates may pursue advanced degrees at other institutions. Accreditation policies prohibit the disclosure of more specific information until LCC has in fact achieved approval. LCC will provide updates as the process continues.